The Trailblazer is the senior corporate social impact department leader whose governance, strategy, and programs demonstrate significant business and social impact over time.
This award recognizes a top leader of the social impact team who oversees company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility or ESG as all or part of their role. This person reports directly to an executive in the company whose role is much broader than CSR and is not involved in day-to-day decisions about the company’s social impact work.
This leader is responsible for setting the CSR strategy, influencing C-Suite and LOB executives, and leading the staff and/or cross-functional team of employees who execute on the department’s responsibilities. The person has broad decision-making authority, allocates the department’s budget, engages and communicates results with internal and external stakeholders, and is the key spokesperson for the company’s social impact initiatives and/or purpose.
This individual’s work produces measurable impact on social, environmental, or economic issues in the community and the business through exceptional leadership, expertise, innovation, and communication. The leader shares an exceptional story of corporate social impact that builds influence and interest internally and externally.
The leader is a problem solver who overcomes challenges and/or barriers to success and helps their team be resilient.
This leader shows commitment to driving their community forward by tackling relevant and current topical issues within CSR and/or ESG, including racial equity.
The individual may be an ACCP member or from a non-member company.
Nomination period is May 16-June 17, 2022. The award winner will be informed in August 2022.
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